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Israeli soldier killed in Mount Herzl stage collapse

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April 18, 2012 | 7:55 am

Israeli police officers stand next to a collapsed lighting tower on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on Apr. 18. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli police officers stand next to a collapsed lighting tower on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on Apr. 18. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

The collapse came Wednesday afternoon during a rehearsal for the national Memorial Day ceremony to be held next week, according to reports.

A bank of heavy lights crashed to the stage, according to reports. The accident occured shortly after a large group of soliers participating in the ceremony left the scene. One of the injured is reported to be in moderate condition.

Police and rescue workers searched the scene for more injured, according to The Jerusalem Post.

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